Goodreads Description: What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
*CAUTION. MAJOR SPOILERS!!* I actually tried to avoid reading this book, by reading 6 other books on my road trip. But I’ll talk about those books later. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love the Mortal Instruments, its just that the beginning of these books are always just a little slow. All in all,when I started to get towards the middle, there were parts of the story that had me yelling.
One part that had me yelling was when Magnus, Alec, Isabelle, Simon, and Chairman Meow were in Magnus’s apartment and Chairman Meow jumped into to pentagram with Azazel and Simon jumped in also. I screamed so loud until I remembered that Simon had the Mark of Cain. And then Cassandra Clare had to go and be a jerk and take away Simons mark because the angel Raziel was greedy and PMSy. THAT got me upset. I was all like “What? What? No. She can’t do that. Its Simon.” But she did and I don’t like it. You know who’s going to go and kill him as soon as they find out that he doesn’t have the mark??? Raphael. That vampire that wanted to hire Simon as a bodyguard. He said that he’d be first in line when the Mark came off. And I’m pretty sure that he’s the kind of guy who always keeps his word. I love Simon. If something terrible happens to him….. I don’t know how I’m going to deal with that.
Two other moments that had me screaming was when Clary’s Mom was saying that she and Jace weren’t meant to be together. I mean seriously… I know that you don’t like the guy, but damn. There’s no need to be such a bitch about it. She seriously needs to stop comparing him to Valentine. He’s not even his son. Then there was the part where Magnus broke up with Alec. I understand why he broke up with Alec, I would too if I was him, but I just wasn’t expecting it to happen so soon. I wasn’t mentally prepared for it.
*CAUTION. MAJOR SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. I’M SERIOUS.* Okay. So…. Everytime that Brother Zachariah was mentioned I squealed because I was all like “I know who that is!!! It’s Jem. One person that majorly pissed me off was Maryse Lightwood. Brother Zachariah was mentioning how Jace was related to Will Herondale and she yells that Jace isn’t a Herondale. He’s a Lightwood. Bitch….Dude, he’s related to him no matter what. You can’t just yell and have it not be true. Grow up Maryse.
Don’t even get me started on Sebastian. I mean, you have to admit that you must have felt a little sympathy for him and you might have believed that he was becoming a little bit of a nice person. I know I did. But then he just had to go and be a dick…asshole… jerk and open his mouth. I really wished that he would have been captured or killed, but obviously that can’t happen because there needs to be an evil villain now that Valentine is actually and officially dead now.
While watching CassJayTuck a BookTuber’s review of City of Lost Souls, she pointed out that the whole book was centered around Jace and I didn’t realize that until she said that. She also said that we learn from this book in particular that we all realize how serious Jace and Clary’s love is. They literally can’t live without each other. It isn’t that teenage puppy love in those contemporary books. They truly love each other and I guess that now we all know how serious that love is and that they’ll go to extreme lengths to find each other. It’s actually kind of cute.
All in all, I think that book is just absolutely amazing and it gives us more insight on Clary and Jace’s relationship, plus Clary and her mom. give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I originally gave it 5 out of 5, but I just hate Sebastian so much, I changed it. Weird reason, I know.
CassJayTuck Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qX1uoZZRKU